It's somewhere in the realm of 3 am. I'm exhausted. But this is so worth it. I feel that it is my patriotic duty to record my ecstasy tonight, going to be knowing, for the first time in 8 years, that I feel comfortable with the direction in which America is going. For the first time in 8 years, I am proud to be an American. I'm not really in any state to attempt a coherent argument for why Obama is a great candidate, and what this moment means for Americans, but it is enough to record that tonight I just really feel good.
That being said, I am extremely disappointed in the California electorate. As the country takes a step in the right direction, California takes three giant leaps backwards. I knew there was a reason I got out when I did. I'm proud to be a New Yorker, now and forevermore.